Shelter for Quinn

Shelter for Quinn

by Susan Stoker


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Freak. Witch. Ugly. Abomination.

Having grown up with a port-wine birthmark on her face and neck, Quinn Dixon’s heard them all. Her own mother couldn’t bear to touch her, let alone strangers. Years of stares and insults from everyone from classmates to foster families have made her understandably reluctant to trust. So when John comes along, of course he couldn’t be interested in more than a brief affair. He’ll get sick of all the gawking and whispers soon enough and leave her…just like everyone else.

John “Driftwood” Trettle was captivated by Quinn the moment they met. After months of skirting around their attraction, one pivotal evening finds John seizing the reins and refusing to be denied a chance to prove he’s worthy of Quinn’s time, her trust, and her love. To show her he’ll have her back, always, and defend her against anyone cruel or stupid enough to hurt his woman.

But he can’t protect against an unknown threat. Even if it wears a familiar face…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943562251
Publisher: Stoker Aces Production
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Series: Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series , #13
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 570,429
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

New York Times, USA Today, #1 Amazon Bestseller, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Tennessee where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last eighteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, Indiana, and Texas. She's married to a retired Army man (and current firefighter/EMT) who now gets to follow her around the country.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

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Shelter for Quinn 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Driftwood and Quinn’s story. Great series. Great read
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Koala63 5 months ago
I Love Susan, her writing is great, story line are fantastic. One f the few writing I m buying all of their books. Keep it up!!
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I look forward to each new story. Sad the series is almost complete.
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Northseewest More than 1 year ago
I love Susan Stoker since the first line of the Seal of Protection Series, after so many books I read she can still surprise me and make me crying, for the emotional riots she can create through the stories of these amazing characters she gives life. Quinn problem is a complex one not simply bullism or simply a handicap, it’s a mood, an imprinting this society gives to the young generations and had given to the ones before. Fashion and Television have instilled in people and kids the knowledge that perfection is the only characteristic important. My young sister is an amazing kid but the mentality and bigotry of the place she lives in, have transformed a smart brain and not size zero in a plague that had made her thinking she wasn’t worth to be loved. U can’t have a brain big enough and a heart big enough if u wear a size zero. This should be the real message, starving for beauty or suffering for having a brain shouldn’t be the message. Shelter for Quinn sends this message whatever is on ur face in not on ur heart and brain, if u are smart and kind nothing can hide that, not a different size or a birth mark....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quinn is a heroine that you can relate to. She had a rough childhood that made her insecure and slow to trust but she has an inner strength you want to see her use. John "Driftwood" Trettle has such a big heart and is so protective that you fall in love with him. Driftwood met Quinn through Sophie and Chief and we've seen through past books that he's been trying to get her to see him for a while. At the end of JFH, we see Driftwood get fed up and declare they're dating lol. While Quinn seems to be okay with that, it doesn't mean she doesn't need Driftwood to continually help her overcome a lifetime of insecurities because of her port wine stain. This novel has humor, heartbreak, suspense, happiness, basically everything you could want while reading. The characters in this series are hilarious and it's always amazing having them come together and bring something special to the books. Especially watching how friendships grow and change. I never saw the suspense filled twist coming! It puts you on the edge of you seat and you can't read fast enough to find out what happens. Love how Susan Stoker always gives us a glimpse of the next book in the series and this one is about Taco. I'll be counting down the days till the next one. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
REKriss More than 1 year ago
This story was yet another must read for me. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and was NOT disappointed one bit. Susan Stoker not only wrote an interesting story (like usual), but this story was also informative. I learned some information about port-wine birthmarks that I didn't know before. This story kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire story! I couldn't put it down. I also listened to it on audio, and Stella Bloom did an awesome job narrating this story. The drama in the book surprised me. I did NOT see this coming at all. Definitely a must read book!! Great job on this story!! Can't wait for the next in this series!
reviewsbycat More than 1 year ago
SHELTER FOR QUINN by Susan Stoker is a story filled with love, hurt, danger, suspense and heartwarming friendships. Quinn, living her life constantly being judged and ridiculed due to a port-wine birthmark on her face, still manages to be a strong, independent woman with a heart of gold. John, a sexy firefighter, sees beyond the birthmark to the beauty within. I adored both of these characters and seeing them together makes the heart sing. John was ever so patient with Quinn as she struggled to believe he could see beyond the birthmark and watching Quinn grow and blossom was a joy. Ms. Stoker certainly knows how to write a villain and she did not disappoint in this one. It is romantic suspense at its best and keeps the reader on edge as to what will happen. Having read the previous books in the series, it was fun to "catch up" with some other characters, although certainly can be read as a stand alone with no issues. If you enjoy a tale that has edge of your seat suspense and danger as well as tug at your heartstrings love, you do not want to miss this one.
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Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
: SHELTER FOR QUINN is the thirteenth instalment in Susan Stoker’s contemporary, adult BADGE OF HONOR: TEXAS HEROES romantic suspense series focusing on a group of first responders and law enforcement heroes, and the women they love. This is thirty-one year old, fire fighter John ‘Driftwood’ Trettle, and twenty-eight year old lab technician Quinn ‘Emmy’ Dixon’s story line. SHELTER FOR QUINN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Told from dual third person perspectives (Quinn and John) SHELTER FOR QUINN follows the friends to lovers relationship between thirty-one year old, fire fighter John ‘Driftwood’ Trettle, and twenty-eight year old lab technician Quinn Dixon. Quinn Dixon knows discrimination and bullying first hand. Born with a port-wine birthmark on her face and neck, our heroine bares the brunt of rejection and nasty comments every day of her life. Meeting fire fighter John Trettle gives our heroine the hope for a future but a future that is threatened by hatred and betrayal. What ensues is the slow building romance between John and Quinn, and the potential fall-out as Quinn is targeted by a psychotic mind. John and Quinn met through mutual acquaintances and friends, friends who support our heroine regardless of her handicaps or looks. Quinn struggles with the public bigotry and hatred she must endure; John battles to protect the woman with whom he is falling in love. The relationship between John and Quinn is one of mutual attraction; a friends to lovers romance that pulls John into Quinn’s world of intolerance inflicted by those who refuse to accept or acknowledge the physical differences between one another. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and familiar secondary and supporting characters including a several previous story line couples and characters. We are introduced to Hudson’s (aka Taco) new girlfriend Jennifer, as well as travel agent Koren Garner. Koren and Taco’s story line is next in Shelter for Koren. The world building focuses on discrimination, intolerance, hatred and bigotry. Most of Susan’s heroines struggle with some sort of physical, emotional or traumatic issues that affect their every day existence; her hero’s continue to be impossibly perfect and the epitome of fearless, accepting and bold. SHELTER FOR QUINN is an emotional and sensitive story line. The premise is intriguing; the romance is seductive; the characters are colorful, strong and energetic…..but I did struggle with (or question) the inordinate amount of discrimination and bigotry directed at our story line heroine: is the intolerance a reality for people afflicted with port-wine birthmarks, or exaggerated for the fictional bias. Other than the immediate group of friends, virtually every one she met or those with whom she came in contact with were narrow-minded and intolerant of her birthmark, to the point of distraction, hatred, bullying and life threatening- a real or abstract reflection of the world in which we live?